Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia received Annika Ben David, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Serbia in the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on April 4, 2022.
In a cordial and friendly conversation, Patriarch Porfirije emphasized the need for dialogue and mutual respect, which have not only political or economic needs but above all spiritual and cultural values.
Ambassador Ben David thanked Patriarch Porfirije for the reception. She expressed her great desire to bring the relations between the Serbian and Swedish people as close as possible to spiritual values. Such a relationship, imbued with gospel principles, guarantees love, respect, and fruitful dialogue.
Bishop Sava of Marča, Head of the Office of Serbian Patriarch; Alexander Peyre Dutrey, Counsellor/
Deputy Head of Mission; Bojan Cvilak, Coordinator for the European Union of the Embassy of Sweden attended the audience.
Source: Serbian Orthodox Church